yep, i go to hungary annually for the wsr race and it's the best on the calendar by far. loads of really enthusiastic friendly fans, incredibly welcoming tourist industry who are rightfully proud of their country and really appreciate you visiting to learn more. they have relatively little motorsport to see in hungary so they really love what they do have. one of my most memorable motorsport experiences was the crowds reaction to local boy tamas pal kiss' recovery drive through the field in the fr2.0 eurocup drive a couple of years ago. the crowd wasn't f1-huge but the noise every time he passed someone was absolutely incredible. the place was buzzing, fa cup final style.
the spectator viewing experience is superb, it's brands hatch-esque from the last corner. it's not particularly cheap in terms of fuel, hotels and so on but it's very competitively priced compared to the rest of europe. the value for money is outstanding.
thankfully bernie has always given them a bit of slack on the fees, because the country is in some pretty deep poo. but it's a very important race to f1 for many reasons - and significantly i believe it's symbolic to bernie too. it was one of the first big leaps of faith "new" f1 made into unchartered territory, and it seems to hold sentimental value for that very reason. the fact the city of budapest (and to be fair, a lot of the country) really embraces f1 just reinforces its validity on the calendar.
i think it's unfortunate that f1 cars seem too big for the circuit, but there's not really a great deal that can be done with the geography of the place and the amount of money there to do it. by f1 standards the pit building is shoddy to say the least but it's easily forgiveable.